The KBB Band and Orchestra Festival was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in mid-August and Westlake groups won a large number of Awards. Bands and Orchestras from the greater Auckland area, as well as some form Hamilton, Northland and Tauranga, all compete in the competition which is the biggest regional Secondary Schools music event. Four Gold awards were won by the Westlake Symphony Orchestra, Westlake Chamber Orchestra, Westlake Concert Band and Westlake Big Band. Two Bronze Awards were won by the Westlake Symphonic Band and Taharoto Orchestra. A Special Award was also won by the Westlake Big Band for Best Performance of a Swing chart pre-1950s work.